MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics83.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180319
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMar 01 '21 at 00:00
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 117
2-Core 231
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 457
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 465.42
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83.4% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 122
Parallax 116
84% 114 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 102
Splatting 90.7
83% 98.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 89%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SABRENT 1TB
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT303.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 651 661 663 642 638 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 33
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 29.6
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 26.7
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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